Chevolution (2008)

On March 5, 1960, Che Guevara, one of the architects of the Cuban revolution, attended a memorial service for seventy-five men who died while explosive cargo was being unloaded from a ship in the Havana harbor. Photographer Alberto Korda… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 1, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 19, 2010
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Zippy enough, if a little meandering, and spends equal time on the man and the myth.

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Ian Buckwalter

A history of Guevara that not only succeeds in avoiding either blind lionization or reactionary condemnation, but that looks at him via the lens through which we most often see him: a single iconic photograph.

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Peter Bradshaw

Film-makers Trisha Ziff and Luis Lopez ask how and why the wisdom of the crowd decided that this image should not merely be a badge of youth radicalism, but an icon of purity.

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Ronnie Scheib

The pic comes off as too scattershot to do anything but skim the questions it raises about the nature of the image as spiritual beacon and corporate logo.

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Phil Hall

A genuinely interesting film about a photograph that still, after 50 years, continues to haunt and intrigue us.

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Rob Daniel
Sky Cinema

Balanced, thought-provoking, and unexpectedly compelling.

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Andrew O'Hehir

The Cannes Che, probably a film no one will see again, is a big, sprawling, ambitious mess. It's less a grand-opera mess than a beautifully constructed machine whose parts don't all quite work together.

Adam Lee Davies
Little White Lies

A tight, energetic documentary.

Tom Dawson
Total Film

This illuminating doc lucidly lays out the history, legacy and legal wrangles surrounding Alberto Korda's iconic portrait of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Panta Oz
Interesting attempt to explore the phenomenon of Che Guevara from a different angle. Chevolution is trying to track the legendary revolutionary's life,… More